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Season's Greetings From The Cast Of General Hospital – Watch The Video!

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It’s almost Christmas and several of the cast members of ABC’s General Hospital bring some holiday cheer to you, their loyal fans, in this cute seasons greetings video!

Check out: Jason Thompson (Patrick) and Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Kimberly McCullough (Robin), Maura West (Ava), Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson (Michael and Kiki), Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton (Sam and Silas) and Sean Kanan (AJ) as they bring a smile to GH fans everywhere!

Watch the video after the jump! Then, let us know who you were most excited about seeing in this video! We have our guesses! 

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Wow they said Merry Christmas. The best part No Sabrina. I was happy to see each and every one of them. Same to you Merry Christmas and happy New Year. All the characters I actually like.

And….no one said they shouldn’t say Merry Christmas. Just nice to include both holidays in the holiday season.

Word Janet!

Amen to that sentiment, Janet! Only wish it were foreshadowing the future of GH….

Nice. Good to see Sean Kanan…hoping that means he’s “here” to stay.

LOL! That is exactly what I thought too… Long live AJ and Elizabeth!!!!

Fire sean kanan again, rehire billy warlock. sean your acting is painful too watch.

Yeah, been missing AJ and the other Quartermaines.

Although…now that I think of it they should have left it at Happy Holidays…or said Happy Hanukkah AND Merry Christmas. Funny, they have Sean, who’s Jewish…add the Christmas greeting at the end. Sigh. Okay…I’ll add it. Hope you had a Happy Hanukkah too!

Thank you for saying that Rebecca . By the way I didn’t know that Sean Kanan was Jewish. Interesting. And I also think that each soap should have at least one Jewish family or at least character. That said I enjoyed the good wishes. They should’ve done one last month around Thanksgiving to wish us everyone a happy Thanksgiving and for those who celebrate happy Hanukkah

Yes Lin…it’s funny how when issues of diversity come up it’s always about race but not religion. There are many soap actors who are Jewish…but don’t play Jewish characters. “Starr”/”Kiki” is half Jewish, Alexis is half Jewish, Sean is 100% Jewish, Brandon Barash aka Johnny is Jewish, etc…so Happy Belated Chanukah, Hanukkah…;)

I had no idea either, that Kiristen Alderson or Nancy Grahn were 1/2 or Brandon Barash was Jewish. Well, I guess they could make the excuse that Chanukah /Hanukkah/ Chanukkah etc was over. But they really should make an effort to wish a Happy Chanukah when it’s timely.
Belated Happy Chanukah to you!

So true, Rebecca1 and Lin. I made mention of this fact some posts ago when discussing the fact that the Latinos have been (quietly) represented on GH by Sonny’s presence all along, so I don’t know why there was such a clamoring about that issue and suddenly having to cater to that particular crowd. Furthermore, given that PC is located in New York, it beggars belief that there are no Jewish characters, particularly with a hospital setting to boot. As if there would not be at least a few doctors of the faith on staff? Give me a break! It all comes down to the fact that a lot of “groups” of people are not fairly or proportionately represented on this soap or many other shows. The difference is, many of them are far too dignified and classy to gripe about it and make demands to be seen and heard, unlike certain other more “pc” populations!!!! That being said, a very “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” and “Happy New Year” to all…. ; )

This is neat and cute and stuff. But how about trying to spread a bit of holiday and Christmas cheer on the show? Instead of sons butchering their mother and dumping her body in an open grave…instead of greasy mobsters threatening people…instead of law abiding officers contemplating murder….how about some Christmas cheer?

Wow some people will just look for anything to compalin about.

In great news to spread Christmas chair about GH was the press release ABC just released

As the citizens of Port Charles reel from learning Robin is alive and AJ’s murder trial continues, “General Hospital” ranked as the #1 program in Daytime for the first time in over 6 years in Women 25-54 (1.18 million/1.9 rating), and also ranked #1 in Women 18-34 (289,000/0.9 rating) and Women 18-49 (880,000/1.4 rating), marking the series’ first sweep across the key women demos in over six years – both since week of 7/16/07.

Moreover, this week stood as the series’ most-watched week in nearly six years in Total Viewers (3.31 million), in over two-and-a-half years in Women 18-49 and close to 3 years in Women 25-54 – since weeks of 1/21/08, 3/21/11 and 12/27/10, respectively.

Friday’s telecast surged to a near 6-year high in Total Viewers (3.45 million) and near 3 year high in Women 25-54 (1.24 million/2.0 rating) – since 1/21/08 and 2/21/11, respectively.

Further, “General Hospital” is pacing for its best season in 7 years in Total Viewers – since the 2006/07 season.

“General Hospital” posted the biggest year-to-year gains of any broadcast daytime drama in Total Viewers (+30% – 3.31 million vs. 2.54 million), Women 18-49 (+44% – 880,000 vs. 609,000) and Women 25-54 (+55% – 1.18 million vs. 760,000).

They were leaving a Christmas greeting. If they had wanted to leave a Hanukkah greeting they could have and would have. The day has been called Christmas since itcame into existence. What is the issue? I don’t celebrate Hanukkah or Quanzaa but I am all for people who so celebrate those days to do so. If you don’t wish to celebrate CHRISTMAS, you don’t have to. No one is forcing you to.

Thank you Johnny so much for that comment!

Did they leave a Hanukkah greeting a few weeks ago? That’s the point. There are many viewers…who celebrate different holidays. ALL should be acknowledged…if they only said Happy Hanukkah but never mentioned Christmas perhaps you’d think it odd…or be pissed. Whatever. The “day” is not here yet…you’re referring to Christmas. So, in that vein, since it’s the HOLIDAY season, all of the holidays should me mentioned…or none at all.

Don’t like that suggestion? Lemme think…tough shite.

“If they wanted to leave a Hanukkah greeting they would have.” And how would you feel if they had left a Hanukkah greeting a few weeks ago, Johnny, and that was it. If they had left a Hanukkah greeting and left no Christmas greeting now or at all this year. Think about how you would feel. I doubt very seriously, from your insensitive comment that you can.
Rebecca and I are not talking about Christmas here. We are not saying to call Christmas something else. I certainly think it’s charming that they are giving Christmas greetings. Chanukah is not on Christmas, by the way. We are saying it would have been nice for the actors, when it was timely , to have left a Chanukah greeting. And for that matter, when it is timely , to leave a Kwanzaa greeting. though Kwanzaa most people in America who celebrate Kwanzaa also celebrate Christmas, as Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday.

It is quite obvious you have no idea what it is like to be a minority. “I don’t celebrate Chanukah or Kwanzaa.” No kidding. that was quite obvious. You either are prejudiced against those who do, or could give a flip about anyone who is different than you.

Actually…before you judge someone without knowing them…I am a minority. But besides that…are you saying that these actors are now obligated to post messages for every ethnic and different holiday?? That is absurd. The majority of the world still celebrates Christmas. These actors obviously celebrate Christmas…that is the message they left. Do you honestly feel slighted or left out because they didn’t mention a particular day you celebrate? I don’t celebrate Sadie Hawkins day…should I pitch a hissy fit if the actors left a Happy sadie Hawkins message??? These actors would sound very insincere if they got on video and said “id like to wish some of you a Merry Christmas…some of you a Happy Hanukaah….some of you a Joyous Kwanzaa….and well for those of you who get offended by the idea of Christmas…here’s a shout out to you too!”. Do you hear how stupid that would sound?? If you hate Christmas…be a scrooge and hate it…but don’t take the joy and the special meaning of it from others.

annnnnd…so nicely put Lin!

Johnny…you really are ignorant. I thought I explained it well…I thought Lin explained it better. Let’s try again. F o l l o w the w o r d s….

A) It’s the HOLIDAY season.

B) There is more than ONE holiday.

C) There are Jewish actors in soaps…and a Jewish audience. It is not our holiday. Thus, when a cast wishes holiday greetings, it’s nice to include all in this holiday season…which is usually Christmas and Hanukkah. That’s a given. Sometimes they fall in the same week, sometimes weeks apart…but we all know those two holidays are celebrated around the same time.

Now, as for your “these actors obviously celebrate Christmas,” perhaps you didn’t read my post. Sean Kanan, AJ, who is the one who actually says, “Merry Christmas” at the end of the clip, is actually JEWISH. Kristen Alderson (kiki), Brandon Barash (Johnny) Nancy Graham (Alexis), James Franco (original Franco), Sarah Joy Brown (Carly), Tamara Braun…all are Jewish in “real” life…(Kristen half)…

They have joined in many a Christmas greeting…and while we’re at it you do know that White Christmas was written by Irving Berlin, a Jewish composer?

But I digress. Don’t assume that everyone who says or sings Merry Christmas celebrates the holiday…or is he/she does it’s strictly a seasonal, commercial one as its become.

The point is during the holiday season…the one where BOTH holidays occur…BOTH should be mentioned.

No one is against Christmas…don’t put words in my or Lin’s mouth. We simply stated the holiday message should have included both…or maybe sent during Hanukkah to wish a Happy Hanukkah….a Merry Christmas….

Stop being a hater. Cause that’s what you’re sounding like. And those slapping you on the back for support…they’d be complaining if the “greeting” was the other way around.

Johnny? Happy Belated Hanukkah!

And an even Happier New Year…once i hear the show is renewed!

Loved the Merry Christmas video from the GH cast members! My faves were Brooklyn and Jason Thompson and Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson.

All the soaps used to do this. Usually the last episode before Christmas. Loved that. Miss it.

wow!
there are a lot of ornery fans during this joyful season of Holidays .. 🙂

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS 🙂 !

U know I love Kelly and Michael together….don’t care what their names are…they just sizzle together.

To Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton they are gorgeous

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!!!!!

And today on GH, Sam was holding baby Georgie, she look so ‘motherly’……

Ron give Sam a baby with Silas

Today was a good start for them

KM was adorable with “Baby Girl Spinelli.” (Don’t like either name she is known by….hope her papa picks something truly original and deserving for his daughter!) Sam definitely needs a little “Clayette” of her own…while she has been a fab and convincing mother to her son, Danny, she looked far more natural with the little miss.

do you think she can have another baby??????

I hope Ron Carvalti and Frank Valenti give her a baby girl

She look so good holding that baby…the casting for that baby was good!!

It could have been Sam and Silas baby (I know GH fans will disagree with me)

Just give her baby girl name Sage

OK, I said my peace………

@kaffe…Hard to say if they will go there again with Sam (aka, the pregnancy route) given her difficult maternal history, but I’m all for her becoming a wife and mother again with Silas. I like her with him as a couple….they have an emerging lightness and fun about them that never happened during the “Stone Cold Era.” As for custom ordering a baby girl named Sage for Mr. and Mrs. Clay from the team of “Cartini,” good luck with that….LOL.

Im for it too!!!!!

No he may not use the name Sage because GH had a character named Sage on
The show before!!!!!

I just want a name that begin with”S”

The reason I want a baby for Sam:

!! To erase what Franco did to her in @ @
To make Silas a father the second time around
Plus Danny need a little sister…..

But the won’t name the baby Sage……

Can you think of a name?

Let’s see….there’s “Sasha,” “Sierra, “Sienna,” although the last one may sound a bit “too earthy” when combined with the surname “Clay!” Hah!

I say the/ name should be Sierra Clay!!!

Sienna (the color brown)

But Ron should give the another baby!!!!!

Loved all of it, should have been the SCORPIO DRAKE FAMILY, ROBIN, PATRICK AND EMMA 2GETHER AGAIN!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL GENERAL HOSPITAL ACTORS & ALL STAFF

wow…lotta seemingly, maybe? anti-semitic folks in soap land! Instead of agreeing that it would have been nice to include BOTH holidays in an earlier message, instead of just singling out Christmas….they can’t understand why that would be bothersome to some Hanukkah celebrating fans.

I seem to recall a whole lotta people upset when stores took down their Merry Christmas signs and ONLY put up Happy Holidays. They were whining all over the place about how anti-Christian that was. How ’bout spreading your one-sided minds to incorporate ALL holidays….or see how it might bother some when one holiday is very often left out.

Oh? Not your problem….LOL. And THAT’S why the world is such a brotherly state of affairs.

So, just for good measure…Happy Belated Hanukkah my peeps!

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Nicholas Chavez Speaks Out on the Death of Friend and Former GH Castmate Johnny Wactor: “I’m Beside Myself with Sadness”

It has been another rough go for the General Hospital family following the news surrounding the shooting that killed beloved former cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) over the weekend.

Since that time, there has been an outpouring of grief, shock and sadness, and remembrances for the actor who died at 37-years-old.  Many of Johnny’s castmates have spoken out about the loss and shared heartbreaking tributes.

Now, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer Cassadine) who is soon-to-be-seen in Ryan Murphy’s limited series on Netflix, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, has also shared his sentiments. With heartfelt words, along with a photo of himself and Johnny, and another former GH co-star, Marcus Coloma (ex-Nikolas), Chavez explained the difficulty he is having processing Johnny’s death and the unbreakable bond they shared.

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Nick began, “Johnny — I’m beside myself with sadness. The last time I saw you, we ran into each other by accident in Los Angeles. When we recognized each other your face lit up and you ran essentially across the room to give me a big and tight hug. You were a strong and kind person”

He went on to say, these heartfelt words to Johnny, “You were a phenomenal friend and you always made me feel welcomed and loved. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been a part of your life and I’m praying for you and your family. I will miss you very much.”

Johnny Wactor run on GH lasted from 2020-2022, while Nicholas Chavez appeared from 2021 till early in 2024.

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New Details Emerge in Fatal Shooting of General Hospital’s Johnny Wactor; Was Protecting Female Co-Worker From Armed Car Thieves

The brother of Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) has come forward with some new information on the act of violence that took the life of the General Hospital favorite on Saturday May 25th in the wee hours of the morning in downtown Los Angeles.

As valiant as man as Johnny was to all those who know and loved him, he was through and through that man till the very end. According to Grant Wactor, Johnny actually shielded a female co-worker at the time of the crime before he was fatally shot.  Three men were trying to steal Wactor’s catalytic converter from his vehicle, one of which fired the shot that killed the former GH star.

According to a new report from the Daily Mail, Wactor was leaving his side job as a bartender at a downtown LA rooftop bar with a female colleague at around 3:25am when he saw the three men near his vehicle at West Pico Boulevard and South Hope Street.

Photo: ABC

Believing he was being towed, he approached the men to try to discuss it. One of the men then looked up and pointed a gun at Wactor, who put his body in front of his female co-worker as he was shot. Police say, the three men were all wearing masks, and then fled the scene in another car.  The suspects currently remain at-large.

Grant commented on his brother’s last act of bravery, “We’re Southern, born and raised, and we would never let a female walk to their car by herself.” He added that Johnny, “Thought his truck was being towed. So he said something to the guys, like, ‘Hey, are you towing?’ And then once he turned around, he saw what was happening and he put his coworker behind him. And that’s when they shot him.

Photo: JPI

Sadly, Grant revealed, Johnny was shot in the chest, and that Johnny and his co-worker had to park about two blocks from the restaurant, so they were walking to their cars after they finished their shift when the incident unfolded.

Grant shared that he hopes justice will be served and the men are caught, “I hope they are able to track the people who did this. I am glad in a way that this is getting the publicity so that it could shed some light that things need to change, or find ways so that no one else has to experience this – whether it be a murder or being at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

In what has already been horrific that we lost Johnny to a senseless act of gun violence over an attempted theft, learning that the actor died right after protecting somebody else, only reinforces the kind of man Wactor was to all those who knew and loved him. Share your thoughts on the latest details on Johnny’s death via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Co-Stars Share Their Grief and Mourn the Loss of Johnny Wactor

There has been an outpouring of grief, sadness and remembrances for former General Hospital actor, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin 2020-2022), who the world learned was shot and killed on Saturday in a senseless theft and act of gun violence.

As previously reported, Wactor was only 37-years-old. The incident, as told by Wactor’s mother to TMZ, which ultimately took his life, occurred when three individuals attempted to steal the catalytic converter from Johnny’s car. Once alerted to the situation. Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified suspects shot him anyway and then got a way.

Wactor’s talent agent, David Shaul, made this statement on his passing to Variety, “Johnny Wactor was a spectacular human being. Not just a talented actor who was committed to his craft but a real moral example to everyone who knew him. Standing for hard work, tenacity and a never give up attitude. In the highs and lows of a challenging profession he always kept his chin up and kept striving for the best he could be. Our time with Johnny was a privilege we would wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After over a decade together, he will leave a hole in our hearts forever.”

Photo: ABC

Many of Johnny’s former GH castmates took to social media in the last several hours with heartbreaking and touching words on the loss of Wactor. Here are just some below, and Michael Fairman TV will continue to update these remembrances as they are posted.

Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) – My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him. We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

Maurice Benard (Sonny): “What can I say about something so senseless? Johnny was the sweetest guy coolest dude and just a great soul. This is beyond words you will be missed my friend.”

Chad Duell (Michael): “Some POS scum taking the life of someone who’s making something of themselves, and an amazing person. So disgusting and infuriating. Don’t know what else to say.. just so wrong.”

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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin): “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis): “An absolutely inconceivable, enraging & senseless tragedy. Johnny was a lovely man. Condolences to his family & friends. May they find eventual peace & may his memory be a blessing.”

Finola Hughes (Anna): “Gutted…. 🕊️ sending my deepest condolences to his family 🤍 I feel I must add to this post. The shock is so terrible, for such a genuine young man to be taken so violently. I am incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, kind and extremely respectful to his fellow cast members. I am so sorry for his loss 🤍 Johnny Wactor xxx”

Photo: ABC

Kirsten Storms (Maxie): “I’m in a state of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts like this, but Johnny was such a special person and it feels important (for me) to put these words out there. To Johnny’s mother and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny was one of those rare “real individuals” that you almost never come across. I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about. For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff. He was a safe space for those conversations and, in turn, he would talk about his life. He genuinely cared about people and their journeys in life. During his time on GH I witnessed him work hard and truly have respect for every single person in our building. I just cannot believe that his life was stolen from him the way it was. My heart hurts. RIP Johnny”

Bonnie Burroughs (ex-Gladys): “I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss. Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

Photo: ABC

Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev): “Absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dad for more than 25 episodes on General Hospital but he was a great human, a kind soul, an inspiration and a one of a kind actor. May your soul rest in peace. Heaven gained an Angel.”

Perry Chen (Brad): Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck. Fit as all hell but also loved ice cream and ate all the junk I did as well. We all were cheated of many years with him.

Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt):  “Johnny Wactor, you were one of the good ones. I’m so sorry this happened to you. RIP”

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William deVry (ex-Julian): “Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another GH Alum. The senselessness of this lose is beyond description. Johnny was such a good guy. Really horrible. RIP Johnny Wactor & much love & comfort to those who loved him.”

Laura Wright (Carly): “In shock. My heart breaks for Johnny’s family. You were an incredible man.”

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht): Another talented, kind and generous General Hospital colleague gone too soon. Deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and fans of Johnny Wactor.”

Cynthia Watros (Nina): “What a kind soul. We lost an amazing man.”

Briana Lane (ex-Brook Lynn): “The world lost a wonderful person yesterday and a true gentleman to everyone he met. I feel lucky to have known him and to have experienced the warmth he exuded so effortlessly. RIP Johnny Wactor”

Lydia Look (Selina): “Johnny, I’m crying and will be for a bit. I knew you were talented when you simply just took your shirt off when the rest of us were trying to outdo each other with our skits. I also knew there & then that you were fine as wine 😻 I also saw how you’d let others take the spotlight whilst confident & loving in your own space. Most of all, I learnt what a magnificent human you were in our long car rides between fan events. I will cherish our chats. Thank you.”

The official General Hospital social media accounts on X and Instagram shared: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

What do you think about some of the remembrances of Johnny Wactor as shared by his former GH co-stars and friends af learning he was shot and killed? Comment below.

 

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